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    boxer's fracture :(

    so i got a boxer's fracture on august 30st, not the brightess time off my life. I had surgery on September 1st. They had to insert a pin to hold the bone straight, 5th bone of metacarpal. Before august 30th i use to workout 5 times a week for 8 months. What I am worried about now is atrophy and how to overcome this injury and get back to the gym asap. Anybody have some insight?

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    You'll def lose a little strength, if not muscle, but it's better not to push your luck and reinjure/worsen it. Let your hand heal, then start training again and ease into it. Start real slow, adding weight each set until it's work but not uncomfortable.

    Also, when I broke my R wrist I started doing 1-handers with my left (weaker hand) and plyometrics. Maybe use this time to focus on your leg work and increase your sprints/endurance.
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    Thanks for the reply. I just saw the Dr. and they put a hard cast on. 2-4 weeks in this cast with the pin still inserted. How do i maintain the muscle mass i have right now? That's what i'm concerned about. Im going to consider doing those other exercises.


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    You'll def lose a little strength, if not muscle, but it's better not to push your luck and reinjure/worsen it. Let your hand heal, then start training again and ease into it. Start real slow, adding weight each set until it's work but not uncomfortable.

    Also, when I broke my R wrist I started doing 1-handers with my left (weaker hand) and plyometrics. Maybe use this time to focus on your leg work and increase your sprints/endurance.
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    I think you have to accept that you will loose some muscle and strength, be thankful it's only 2-4 weeks in the cast and not more.

    Like he said, hit the legs and get them bigger.
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    I am on my third boxers fracture right now it really sucks. Its been 3 months for me and could easily be 1 or 2 more before I am fully back. After you get the pins out it still heals for a long time then you have to strecth and get rid of scar tissue. I have been doing abs, lower back, legs and cardio which really sucks and is boring. How ever I am starting to like cardio more and more. Its a different way to workout and if you really push yourself hard you feel amazing. It also has a wierd way of tightening everything on your body up and keeping your arms, chest and back firm and defined.
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